Paris scooter heist suspects detained: local media

French authorities on Wednesday detained two suspects over a heist at a high-end Paris boutique by an armed robber who fled the scene on an electric scooter, according to local media.

Local broadcaster BFMTV reported French authorities had recovered most of the $2 million worth of jewelry stolen from a Chaumet store in central Paris.

Citing sources close to the investigation, BFMTV said two suspects were detained at a motorway rest area near the city of Metz, close to the French border with Germany.

There was no immediate confirmation from French police.

A CCTV image from the scene showed a man, identified by the broadcaster as the suspected robber, in a grey suit inside the store.

Local media reported he calmly presented himself to staff as a customer, and asked to view some jewelry, before pulling out a handgun, grabbing the jewels, and leaving the store.

Another CCTV image broadcast by BFMTV showed what looked like the same man, riding a stand-up electric scooter down the street, with a white bag hanging from the handlebar of the scooter.

Chaumet is one of France's oldest jewelry brands and is owned by luxury goods conglomerate LVMH.

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